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Planned Parenthood ‘Grooms’ Girls For Abortions Using Sex Ed, Former Sex Educator Says
Planned Parenthood’s sex education grooms students for promiscuity, Cline believes, and this promiscuity leads them to abortion.
“The sex education grooms them for promiscuity. Grooms them for STD treatment, and grooms them for abortion,” she said.
She explained that children’s introduction to sex is “illicit sex,” referring to a video children were shown at a Waco, Texas, conference where Cline was present.
“We were supposed to identify what they are going through, “Cline explained, “Say, ‘you’re just a teenager, the last thing you want is a baby.’ Identify with her fears.
‘Your parents are probably going to be so mad at you. We can take care of this for you, it’s not a problem.’”
And Cline believes that Planned Parenthood employees genuinely thought abortion is the compassionate option.
Cline attended a human trafficking conference in 2009 while she still worked with Planned Parenthood, thinking she could teach Planned Parenthood employees how to spot red flags and aid victims of human trafficking.
At this point, she was Title X Training Manager for Texas and New Mexico.
But when she returned to a Corpus Christi, Texas, clinic to explain her findings to employees, she was met with dismissal.
VA Secretary Wilkie assures veterans ‘they are safe’ following string of suspicious deaths at government hospital
“They are safe,” he said Thursday on “Outnumbered Overtime.”
“Even with the information that we have outside of the criminal investigation, people at VA have been — it looks like the victim[s] of a crime. We have 400,000 employees, and the notion that something like this would be widespread just strains credulity.”
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia has been linked to two deaths involving unnecessary insulin injections, and which were recently ruled homicides, according to USA Today.
Ten cases from the center are being investigated to see if there are any links among them.
Attorney pleads guilty to stealing from veterans’ charity
Authorities say Creed established a charity called the Friends of Fisher House Connecticut in 2010.
The charity is a chapter of the national Fisher House Foundation, an organization that builds homes on the grounds of military and Veteran Affairs medical centers where military veterans and their families can stay for no cost while undergoing treatment.
He solicited funds through various methods but kept $1.4 million and used the money for personal and law firm expenses.
He faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing Nov. 20.
Student arrested after 2,000 rounds of ammunition found in his vehicle at a Nevada college, officials say
Shayn Striegel, 27, was arrested Wednesday at the school’s Henderson campus, a few miles southeast of Las Vegas, the public community college’s spokesman, Richard Lake, said.
Campus police got a report that ammunition was seen in a vehicle parked on campus, the college’s president, Federico Zaragoza, said in a statement.
Striegel told officers that he’d forgotten he had the rifle in the vehicle, the statement said.
Another college student was charged this week in North Carolina after authorities found two guns in his dorm room and he reportedly confessed to plans to carry out a shooting.
BEAR STEALS 36 BEERS FROM CAMPERS, GETS DRUNK & PASSES OUT UNTIL RANGERS COME
According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, a black bear was found passed out on the lawn of the Swift Creek Campground due to drinking a 36-pack of beers.
When the park officials tried to chase it away from the campground the bear was stumbling so bad it couldn’t walk straight and climbed a tree to take a nap.
Several hours later it woke up and park rangers were able to safely remove the bear.
VIDEO: Two Bronx Bus Riders Allegedly Beat Down Elderly Woman
Two Bronx bus riders are accused of brutally beating down an elderly woman after she screamed and used her cane to threaten them, according to a video of the incident.
The melee began after one of the women, who was pushing a stroller with an infant inside, bumped into the 67-year-old woman, the New York Post reported.
Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago
Scientists on Thursday said they used a technique called radiocarbon dating to determine the age of artifacts unearthed at an archeological site called Cooper’s Ferry along the Salmon River in western Idaho near the town of Cottonwood.
People were present there at a time when large expanses of North America were covered by massive ice sheets, and big mammals such as mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats, the giant short-faced bear, horses, bison and camels roamed the continent’s Ice Age landscape.
Based on this evidence, people first lived at the site, which was situated south of the continental ice sheets present at the time, between about 16,600 and 15,300 years ago and returned to live there multiple times until about 13,300 years ago, Davis added.
Certain stone projectile points, which would have been attached to the ends of spears or dart shafts, closely resembled examples found in northern Japan dating a bit earlier than at the Cooper’s Ferry site, the researchers said.
“We hypothesize that this may signal a cultural connection between early peoples who lived around the northern Pacific Rim, and that traditional technological ideas spread from northeastern Asia into North America at the end of the last glacial period,” Davis said.
‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says
The warning comes as legal marijuana has grown into a $10-billion industry in the U.S. with nearly two-thirds of states legalizing it, mainly for medical uses.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the announcement, with Azar calling marijuana “a dangerous drug.”
Officials said President Donald Trump has donated $100,000 — one-quarter of his annual government salary — toward a digital campaign to raise awareness of the risks.
Trump has forgone his official salary since taking office.
Thanks to consumers, US economy is rising steadily if slowly
Spending by households, which accounts for about 70% of economic growth, accelerated in the April-June quarter to its fastest pace in nearly five years.
Eventually, President Donald Trump’s tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in imports could bring higher prices and lower consumer spending.
But for now, household spending remains a vital pillar of the economy.
Economists generally expect growth to slow to a 2% annual rate or less for the rest of the year.
But most think consumer spending will be enough to offset headwinds ranging from a slowing global economy to growing uncertainties caused by Trump’s trade war with China.
Five arrested in Philadelphia after reportedly firing at pair of undercover officers
The incident late Wednesday night in north Philadelphia happened two weeks after — and about one mile away from where — a man shot six officers during a chaotic standoff on Aug. 14.
The officers targeted in this attack were patrolling Oakdale and Warnock Streets when they heard gunshots and turned around – only to spot someone in a car pointing a gun at them, FOX29 reported.
The FTC is reportedly investigating Juul’s teen marketing tactics
Critics have said the company’s marketing campaigns make the brand attractive to teens.
According to federal data, vaping among teens jumped 78 percent from 2017 to 2018. But the company says it has never marketed to youth and that its target market is existing adult smokers.
The company previously came under fire for ads on social media, but it has since shut down its Facebook and Instagram accounts in the US.
The FTC investigation has been going on since at least September, but this is the first it has been reported. The Food and Drug Administration is also investigating the company, and it’s faced scrutiny by the House and Senate.
CROWDER CONFRONTS: Convicted Antifa Thug! | Louder with Crowder
Steven Crowder confronts an Antifa member whose rap sheet includes throwing tomatoes at Trump and assaulting cops.
He called for Steven to be set on fire and milkshaked, so a visit was in order!
The average Twitter user is young, affluent and a Democrat, according to Pew research
According to the Pew Research Center, the survey was designed to provide a unique opportunity to measure the characteristics and attitudes of Twitter users in the United States.
They then linked the observations to actual Twitter behaviors, including the number of times users tweet or how many accounts users maintain on Twitter.
Based on Pew’s analysis of data they’ve collected, 22% of American adults who use Twitter represents the broader population in certain ways and differs from them in others.
The survey also pointed out the sizeable diversity among Twitter users themselves. According to the survey, the median user tweets just twice a month while those who are highly active post more regularly.
This means that most of the content posted by U.S. Twitter users represent only the views of 10% of the users. Pew says that this percentage is responsible for 80% of the tweets posted on Twitter by U.S. users.
Trump administration backs nurse who says employer forced her to perform abortion
Jordan Sekulow, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) attorney representing the nurse, told “Fox & Friends” that President Trump, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the first president to enforce the federal law, the Church Amendment, passed by Congress in 1973.
On May 9, 2018, the Catholic nurse, who has asked to remain anonymous, filed a conscience and religious discrimination complaint against UVMC, contending they broke the law by forcing her to assist in an elective abortion despite making known her conscience-based objection.
The nurse allegedly thought she was assisting a miscarriage, but was later informed it was an abortion.
James Comey violated FBI policies with memos on Trump discussions, IG report says
The office said he “violated applicable policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by providing one of the unclassified memos that contained official FBI information, including sensitive investigative information, to his friend with instructions for the friend to share the contents of the memo with a reporter.”
Further, the IG determined that Comey kept copies of four memos (out of the total seven he drafted) in a personal safe at home after his removal as director — and in doing so also “violated FBI policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by failing to notify the FBI that he had retained them, or to seek authorization to retain them.”
And the IG said Comey again violated the rules “by providing copies … of the four memos he had kept in his home to his three private attorneys without FBI authorization.”
The Inside Story Of How The Army Reduced Standards To Get Women Through Ranger Training
Editor’s note: What follows is one in a two-part series of adapted excerpts from decorated veteran and conservative writer James Hasson’s new book Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military
When the first integrated class started on April 19, none of the nineteen female candidates made it through the Darby phase of the course.
It is important to emphasize that those whom I interviewed expressed admiration for the graduating females’ grit and perseverance and were not critical of the female candidates’ character or commitment.
The officers and enlisted soldiers I spoke to uniformly respected the female candidates’ efforts and willingness to put themselves through the rigors of Ranger training.
They repeatedly emphasized that their critiques were intended simply to highlight how systematic political pressure forced changes to the legendary Ranger course, damaging its integrity, just as political pressure forced detrimental changes at every level of the military during the eight years of the Obama administration.
Ex-Secret Service dog credited with saving Obama from White House intruder to receive British award
“Hurricane,” a former U.S. Secret Service dog, will be awarded the Order of Merit from PDSA, a British veterinary charity that equates the honor with the “OBE,” or “Order of the British Empire,” during a special ceremony in London in October.
He will be the first-ever foreign animal to receive the award.
The four-legged hero stopped an intruder who in October 2014 scaled a White House fence.
Democrats fail to condemn multiple rapes by illegal immigrants
Commentary/Opinion: Tucker: Democrats fail to condemn multiple rapes by illegal immigrants in Maryland.
Democrats determined to endanger those they care about
JUDICIAL WATCH SEEKING PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST CALIFORNIA COUNTY’S SANCTUARY POLICY
Non-profit government watchdog Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court seeking a permanent injunction to bar Santa Clara County officials from enforcing a sanctuary policy that protects illegal aliens accused of heinous crimes.
Filed on behalf of Santa Clara County taxpayer Howard Myers, the suit requests an injunction against Sheriff Laurie Smith and Rick Sung, acting chief of corrections.
FILED REVISED PETITION WITH SOS
On 8/27/19 we filed revisions to our Petition for Recall of Gavin Newsom with the Secretary of State.
Our petition was NOT KICKED, rather the SOS can request minor revision to an approved Petition to prepare it for circulation.
The Secretary of State has 10 days to respond to our updated Petition with any further edits, if needed.
Once approved, our Petition for Recall will be sent to committee, who then determine the top 5 counties and exact number of signatures needed for the Recall.
Mike Pence Declares VA Hospitals Will Not Be ‘Religion-Free Zones’
In May, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) filed a lawsuit against a VA hospital in New Hampshire for using a Bible as part of its public POW display, according to Breitbart News.
The group, which has a history of attacking Christians, said it filed the lawsuit on behalf of New Hampshire veteran James Chamberlain.
“It’s really no surprise because, under the last administration, VA hospitals were removing Bibles and even banning Christmas carols in an effort to be politically correct.”
“And my message to the New Hampshire VA hospital is: The Bible stays,” he told the audience:
Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes ‘religious liberty’ in new resolution
The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC’s summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy.
The group celebrated the DNC’s move as the first time a major party “embraced American nonbelievers.”
“Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” said the resolution, which adds they should advocate for “rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values.”
Sarah Levin, director of governmental affairs for the Secular Coalition of America, praised it as a way “to ensure that policy is driven by science and evidence, not sectarian beliefs.”
Did Joe Biden Forget Barack Obama’s Name?
Looks like Democrat presidential hopeful and former Vice President, Joe Biden, may have forgotten his best friend Barack Obama’s name.
Will this latest gaffe hurt his 2020 chances?
Commentary/Opinion: Putting The ‘Hip’ In Hypocrisy. Netflix Movies and Martha’s Vineyard.
Media Prepare Massive Public Relations Campaign to Spin Spygate
Commentary/Opinion: On Aug. 23, it was announced that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had just been hired to be a contributor on CNN.
While surprising to many, the development is hardly out of character for the current news industry, which already has more than a handful of former law enforcement and intelligence community officials from the Obama and Clinton eras appearing on air as contributors.
John Brennan, James Clapper, and Michael Hayden are only the biggest names currently working as television news analysts; there’s an army of lesser-known former spooks and agency apparatchiks who appear regularly to opine on current events.
Woman angry at Biden over business dispute buys $500K in attack ads in early-voting states
Shirley Shawe’s one-minute ad blasted the Delaware Chancery Court system — which settles disputes involving state-based corporations — as “too male, too white, and it’s anything but open” and shows clips of Biden, as a senator, defending the system during a 2005 congressional hearing in opposition to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who was then a law professor at Harvard University.
During the hearing, Biden and Warren clashed over the bankruptcy courts — separate from the Chancery Court — but the clip in the ad uses a snippet from their exchange on bankruptcy courts, giving off the impression that Biden’s supporting the Chancery Court and Warren is opposing it, CBS News reports.
Biden’s and Warren’s presidential campaigns are urging for the ad — which is set to air this week in Iowa, New Hampshire and Delaware, along with print newspaper ads that are in production — to be taken down, with Biden’s camp saying it “misrepresents” what actually
Yang hits CNN, media over campaign coverage
“I’ll admit I’ve never been a politician before, but the treatment of our rising national poll results has been odd and confusing,” Yang said in a Thursday campaign email to supporters.
Yang fundraised off his complaint over media coverage, asking supporters to donate to “force the networks and everyone in the media to pay attention and increase coverage of our campaign.”
“The trend of this campaign is already very positive — think where we could be if we received the same level of coverage as folks like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden,” Yang said.
Trump allies blast Comey on Twitter after watchdog report
Comey responded to the report on Twitter by pointing out that it did not find that he leaked classified information to the media. Comey tweeted that he didn’t need “a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a ‘sorry we lied about you’ would be nice.”
His tweet brought a flood of critical responses from the president’s allies.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the report a “stunning and unprecedented rebuke.”
Kayleigh McEnany, a spokeswoman for President Trump’s reelection campaign, highlighted critical portions of the watchdog report.
Hemingway: Months After Mueller Report, Media Russia Truthers Are Embarrassing And Sad
Commentary/Opinion: On Thursday, Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joined Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” to discuss how mainstream media outlets have failed to examine how they got the Russia story wrong and instead continue to report anonymous and unverified information.
“The Mueller probe concluded with not only no information about Donald Trump colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election, but not a single American.
There is no evidence of any American doing this,” she said. “It was so sad to see it for years, this daily drumbeat before the Mueller report ended.
To see that some people are still doing it months after is embarrassing and sad.”
Hemingway noted that the failures are not just at MSNBC, but across multiple media outlets.
Trump digs in on China trade war, confirms Afghanistan drawdown in works in Fox News Radio interview
The president’s comments come as the U.S. and the Taliban seemed to be approaching a deal in which U.S. forces would withdraw in exchange for guarantees that Afghanistan would not become a haven for other terrorist groups.
The president, during the interview, called Afghanistan “the Harvard University of Terror,” saying that people “were trained and then they did the World Trade Center attack.”
Trump also was asked about the trade war between the U.S. and China, maintaining that he believed Beijing would eventually make a deal with the U.S.
“China wants to make a deal,” Trump said, noting the country is losing “millions and millions of jobs.” “I think they want to make a deal, I sort of think they have to make a deal. We’ll see what happens.”
Satellite images suggest Iranian rocket blew up on launch pad
Images taken from space Thursday appear to show that a rocket exploded at an Iranian space center that was gearing up for a satellite launch, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third failed launch this year alone.
“Whatever happened there, it blew up and you’re looking at the smoldering remains of what used to be there,” David Schmerler, a senior research associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, said after analyzing the images.
Schmerler said that the images suggest the rocket either exploded during ignition or possibly briefly lifted off before crashing back down on the pad.
Water runoff from the pad, likely from trying to extinguish the blaze, could be seen
along with a host of vehicles parked nearby.
Spectacular Stromboli eruption sends people fleeing for cover
The eruption of Stromboli, on a small island off the coast of Sicily, sent a gigantic plume of smoke billowing into the sky.
Firefighters reported that widespread vegetation fires had broken out. Burning material from the explosion fell from the crater and rolled down to the sea, La Repubblica newspaper reported.
Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said the explosion could be classified as a “paroxysmal event” and produced a pyroclastic flow — a fast-moving mixture of gas, rock and volcanic ash — of several hundred meters into the sea.
It added that the smoke plume reached a height of 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).
Yemen blames UAE for strikes that killed at least 30 troops
The development raises concerns about the future of a Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels since 2015 and adds another complex layer to the civil war that has ravaged the Arab world’s most impoverished country.
Infighting has raged for weeks between forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the southern separatists, backed by the UAE — all ostensibly allies in the coalition.
Former Farc commanders say they are returning to war despite 2016 peace deal
Dressed in military fatigues and flanked by armed fighters, Márquez said: “This is the continuation of the rebel fight in answer to the betrayal of the state of the Havana peace accords.
We were never beaten or defeated ideologically, so the struggle continues.”
The 2016 deal sought to formally end 52 years of war that killed over 260,000 people and forced 7 million from their homes, in a bitter conflict between left-wing rebels, government forces and state-aligned paramilitaries.
Márquez led the Farc’s negotiating team, assisted in part Santrich – who is currently wanted by US authorities for trafficking cocaine.
Italian president gives Conte mandate to form new government
There were fierce clashes between Italy and the EU over this year’s budget and the country’s huge public debt.
Conte, who has repeatedly said Italy would respect EU budgetary rules, has twice managed to avert threats of sanctions.
Italy was plunged into chaos this month after Matteo Salvini withdrew his League party from its fractious alliance with M5S, as he sought to exploit his party’s popularity to bring about snap elections and become prime minister.
The dramatic move threatened to create a fully far-right government.
But Salvini, whose tactics have dented his popularity in recent weeks, had not banked on M5S teaming up with the PD.
The pair are longstanding enemies but also the two largest parties in parliament.
Spectator gored to death during Spanish bull run
The incident occurred on Thursday during a bull run in the town of Cuéllar.
A 62-year-old man received “several deadly horn blows” to the chest and neck and nothing could be done to save him, the town mayor, Carlos Fraile, told local media.
The man was a spectator at the festival and did not run in front of the animal when the bulls were released but was pushed into a field and gored.
US cyberattack brought down Iranian database used to target ships in Persian Gulf: reports
The retaliatory cyberattack on June 20 focused on a system that Iran uses to determine which oil tankers and marine traffic it should go after, a senior U.S. official told the New York Times.
As of Thursday, Iran has yet to recover all of the data lost in the attack and is trying to restore military communication networks linked to the database, the newspaper added.
President Trump reportedly signed off on the U.S. Cyber Command’s strike though the government has not publicly acknowledged it happened, according to the Washington Post.
Israel Faces a Serious Escalation in its Proxy War with Iran
Commentary/Opinion: This is the first time that Israeli warplanes have attacked targets in Iraq since the famous Operation Babylon bombing raid in 1981 against the Osirak nuclear reactor being built by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein as part of his drive to acquire nuclear weapons.
The fact that Israel has found it necessary to attack targets so far from its traditional area of military operations close to its immediate borders is indicative of the alarming escalation that has taken place in recent months in the threat Iran poses to Israeli security.
Furthermore, it comes at a time when Israel is undertaking military operations on numerous fronts to tackle the Iranian threat.
Earlier this week, in Lebanon, an Israeli drone was reported to have bombed a Palestinian base that is said to be funded by Iran.
Israeli warplanes were also reported to have bombed Iranian military bases on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus.
The recent increase in Israeli military activity reflects the lengths to which the Jewish state is prepared to go to defend itself against the increasingly potent threat Iran poses to the security of its citizens.
How Free Trade With China Politically Impoverished Both Countries
Since the United States normalized trade relations with China in 2000 and agreed to let China join the World Trade Organization in 2001, we have been delaying the inevitable reckoning in much the same way.
While we hoped freer trade with the West would lead China toward liberal democracy, their oppressive government has only become stronger.
Thirty years after communists crushed pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, they look to do the same to the like-minded, peaceful gatherings in Hong Kong.
The totalitarian regime has not changed one iota in its aim to control the people of China.
The only difference is in our gentle treatment of them since the Cold War, which gives Red China the leverage to snub its nose at human rights while devouring our industrial economy.
In 1989, we had leverage to demand change. Now we have far less.
The Bible is the most important book in human history.
Students Share Why the Bible Is Important
Will Witt visited Summit Ministries to learn how the Bible has transformed the lives of college students who are learning more about their faith and the Bible’s impact on civilization
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Independent Women’s Voice: Tammy Bruce.